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UPS and residents both have their say during public hearing on zoning change sought by UPS for hub in Lower Swatara Township

Opponents appeared to out-number supporters - but not by much - during a public hearing held Oct. 16 regarding a zoning change sought by UPS to build a northeast distribution hub in Lower Swatara …

Middletown police looking for teenager missing since Sunday night

Middletown police are asking for your help in finding a missing teenager. Caitlin McLinn, 16, was last seen in Middletown at about 8 p.m. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall with hazel eyes and blonde …

TMI ends what could be its last refueling

Unit 1 of Three Mile Island is back on line as of 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, ending what could be the last planned refueling outage in the history of the nuclear power plant in Londonderry …

Lower Swatara man awaiting trial for sex assault arrested on charges involving teenage girl

A Lower Swatara Township man awaiting trial on sexual assault charges has been arrested again, this time for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl over a three-year period. State police in Lykens …

President Trump arrives at HIA: pictures

Homecoming 2017: MAHS students enjoy dance, with more festivities this weekend

Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday Oct. 14 is Homecoming weekend in Blue Raider-land.  Festivities start with the dinner and awards at American Legion Post 594 in Middletown 6:30 p.m. Friday. The …

Free Sharing Pantry now open at entrance to police station

Middletown’s first Sharing Pantry is now open, at the entrance to the borough police station on East Emaus Street. The free pantry is a place where anyone can go, anytime day or night, to …
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Middletown volleyball picks up four-set win vs. Milton Hershey

Middletown defeated Milton Hershey in four sets on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20, to improve to 6-7. Morgen Miller had 8 kills, 6 aces, 8 digs, and 1 block, Alex Kolish had 2 kills, …

Middletown tennis players take part in Mid-Penn Tournament

Several Middletown tennis players took part in the Mid-Penn Tournament Oct. 5, 6, and 9.  Alexandra Hernandez lost to Nicole Lee in the first round of No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Veronica Miller …

Middletown field hockey drops three straight games

Middletown field hockey dropped three straight and tied one opponent in the last week to fall to 1-12-1 on the year. Middletown tied Lebanon 1-1 on Monday, Oct. 2. Noelle Zimmerman put the Raiders …

Raiders hold on to win battle of the unbeatens; they jump to 17-point lead and hold on vs. Palmyra

From start to finish, the Palmyra Cougars did everything they could to break the Blue Raiders’ long regular-season winning streak Friday, but the home team fell short in the key Mid-Penn …

Blue Raider boys soccer needs solid finish to make postseason

  The Middletown Blue Raiders boys soccer team went 1-1 last week, with a big victory against West Perry and then a disappointing loss against the state single A defending champions, the Camp …

Seven Sorrows football Ponies, Peewees win shutouts

The Seven Sorrows Eagles fared well on the road Saturday at the Northern Lebanon Vikings. Midgets The Eagles received a forfeit win because Northern Lebanon was unable to field a Midget …

Broadie leads Raider Midgets with three touchdowns; Pony, Peewees also win

The Middletown Blue Raider Midgets football team bounced back big from last week’s loss, defeating the Shippensburg Greyhounds 57-0 Sunday at War Memorial Field. The Pony team won 48-0, and …

Middletown junior high football has no problem with Palmyra

By Larry Etter Press & Journal Staff The Middletown junior high school football team posted a 28-0 shutout over visiting Palmyra at War Memorial Field on Oct. 4. The young Blue Raiders …
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Middletown borough backs nuclear industry by passing resolution unanimously

Middletown Borough Council by unanimous 5-0 vote  Oct. 3 passed a resolution urging state lawmakers to act to save the five nuclear energy plants in Pennsylvania, including Three Mile …

Several arrests made for DUI involving marijuana; Segway stolen: Area Police Roundup

A Londonderry Township man was charged with driving under the influence of marijuana after being pulled over at Ann and West Main streets in Middletown for a faulty registration light at about 2:35 …

Borough leaders remember Bowman as someone who always stepped up; ex-councilor died last week

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com You could count on Mike Bowman. You could count on seeing Bowman in his dress-green Army uniform, holding high an American flag while marching up …

Press & Journal is state’s top small weekly in state

The Press & Journal recently was named the best newspaper of its size in the state in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s Newspaper of the Year Contest. In addition to …

President Trump readies for visit to HIA

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com President Donald Trump has picked Harrisburg International Airport to announce details of his long-awaited plan for tax reform. All that was known …

Lower Swatara police seek 18-year-old who they say stabbed a man in a drug deal gone bad

    Police in Lower Swatara Township are looking for a man who police allege robbed a woman and stabbed a man during a drug deal that went bad. Emilio Navarro, 18, of the 2000 …

Middletown Boy Scout Troop 594 Chicken Barbecue is this Saturday, Court of Honor is Monday

Middletown Boy Scout Troop 594 has had a busy few months with summer camp, canoeing trips and community service. Troop 594 participated in the Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation Summer Camp in July, …
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Middletown police heading in the right direction: Editorial

We continue to be impressed with the development of the Middletown Police Department. It starts at the top. We were supportive of the permanent hiring of George Mouchette as police chief earlier …
Columnists

Collaboration key, professionally and personally: Susannah Gal

I love making connections between people. It’s the euphoric feeling when you get to put pieces into a jigsaw puzzle where you’ve been trying to match color and shape with the bigger …

My bill would require child care centers to display STARS rating: Tom Mehaffie

It’s no secret that being a parent is challenging. Every day, parents are faced with dozens of decisions that impact the well-being of their child, their family and their family’s …

Health insurers in Pennsylvania not holding up their end of the bargain: Lorraine Ramirez

As the mother of a child with epilepsy, I am well aware of the importance of having good health insurance. Without it, my family may not be able to access the medications that my daughter needs to …
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